Skyrocketing water service bills are causing financial hardships for families, seniors, and churches throughout the District of Columbia. With residents unable to pay the rising water bills at risk of losing their homes to WASA, the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO, faith and community leaders are organizing a rally this Thursday to learn more about this issue. “The price of water bills has gotten incredibly high for too many in the District of Columbia who can least afford it,” said Metro Council president Jackie Jeter. “These are our neighbors, church members, and people we go grocery shopping with. The idea that people cannot pay their water bills and are in risk of losing their homes is both sad and outrageous. This is why the labor community of Washington D.C. has decided to step up for this rally to learn more about the issue and figure out a solution to help our neighbors and fellow members.” "Escalating fees for access to water without limits threatens the financial resources of us all," added Rev. Graylan Hagler of Washington Faith Strategies. The rally is tomorrow, March 1, 7p at the Union Temple Baptist Church (1225 W St, SE).
Click here for details, including an event flyer and statement by Jeter.